Wednesday, June 04, 2014

TODAY: Groundbreaking for NEW Aircraft Rescue Fire Station - Monroe Regional Airport (KMLU), Louisiana

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join Monroe Regional Airport Director Ron Phillips and Monroe Fire Chief Terry Williams to announce the following:

EVENT: Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Monroe Regional Airport/Air Industrial Park ARFF (Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting) Station.

TIME/DATE: 11 am Wednesday, June 4, 2014

LOCATION: 5406 Operations Road, Monroe, LA

SUMMARY: The NEW ARFF Station will cost an estimated $2.229 million dollars, and is funded 100% by the Louisiana Department of Transportation. Monroe-based Breck Construction is the contractor, and the job is expected to take 365 calendar days to finish. The NEW Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting station will improve safety and emergency response for the airport.

Mayor Jamie Mayo says, "This new ARFF station is the latest addition to our 21st century Airport Terminal. We are thankful for the financial support from the State DOTD, and the vision of the leadership and personnel within our airport and fire department. By working together, we are making a difference."

Monroe Regional Airport Director Ron Phillips says, "We are excited to see the construction of the new ARFF station. Keeping the Monroe Regional Airport on the cutting edge of safety is our top priority. This new state-of-the-art facility will help make MLU safer. It will improve our readiness for any emergency."

Monroe Fire Chief Terry Williams adds, "The Monroe Fire Department takes pride in providing the best fire and rescue services available, not only to the citizens of Monroe, but to the thousands of travelers that visit our city, as well. The new ARFF station will greatly enhance our ability to provide the best service possible by reducing travel distance and response times to runways, serving as a command center for all responding agencies during emergency incidents, and providing adequate accommodations for necessary personnel and equipment. We are excited to be a part of the growth and improvements at the Monroe Regional Airport."


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